Sunday, 12 July 2015

Campside Shawl

Hi everyone,  I hope you're having a great weekend.  I'm just back from a relaxing holiday in Shropshire.

We stayed in Church Stretton, as last year, and enjoyed some lovely walks in the mountains and around the town.

And the Sun shone eventually.

I must admit we didn't do as much walking as last year because, the first cricket test match and the Tour de France were on television.  So whilst the amount of walking was reduced, the knitting time was significantly increased.

I've already shown you the socks I knitted last week.  I wore them on one of our treks into the mountains and they were a great fit.  During the holiday, I also knitted up a shawl.

The pattern is Campside by Alicia Plummer, a free download on Ravelry.

I've been trying to find a pattern for this yarn, which I bought quite some years ago.  It's very pink, which doesn't bother me, I'm a pink girl, but every time I started knitting something, it just didn't feel right so I ripped it out.  Finally, I thought I would try this pattern.  Grace is knitting it and hers looked great.  I must say, this shawl is just perfect for the yarn, it's a merino mix, lovely and soft and great definition for the eyelets pattern.

This isn't the true colour.  The first two pics are more accurate.

I haven't blocked it yet, I was too impatient to get photos, so I'm hoping that the kite shape will become more triangular.  Full details of my project and yarn used can be seen on my Ravelry pattern page, here.

It's such a relief to get this yarn out of the stash pile, it's been haunting me for a while.  This project counts as one of my stash busting projects for the Tour de France KAL.  I'm so busy stash busting for this KAL that my other KALs and CALs are falling behind.  Next up it's some fingerless mittens with some leftover sock yarn.  I hoping to see a significant reduction in the stash by the end of the Tour.  An excellent opportunity to then go out and buy some more yarn!


  1. The shawl is wonderful, beautiful colour that will really brighten a cooler dismal day when it is needed.

  2. Your shawl is beautiful even before it's blocked. I hope you will link your stash buster projects to the stash link party. :)

    1. It's taken me a while, but I've worked out how to do it now, so I'll make sure I link up for future projects. Thanks.

  3. You had a lovely time, didn't you. I had a look on your last years post too. Love that area.We only stopped there for a teatime break when on a coach daytrip. I remember it was 5 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon and the lady at the cafe stayed open for us . Also one of the larger shops did too. Shropshire is a lovely county.

  4. Lovely shawl and stunning countryside.

  5. Looks lovely and sunny in the hills. Strange how different the pink looks in your photos.

  6. Lovely shawl, you're an extremely fast knitter x

  7. Glad you had a great time! Your shawl is beautiful, as Jo said, you knit very quickly!! xx

  8. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday! I can't believe you made that beautiful shawl while you were away. I've been working on the same scarf for 2 years!

  9. Janet, your shawl is just beautiful. I love the color you choose to use, bright and beautiful. So glad you had fun on your holiday. This is the first year in forever I have been too busy to be attached to the TV while the Tour is on. I love to see all the beautiful places they ride.


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